John Drechsler

May 14, 1918 - February 21, 2013
John Drechsler

John C. Drechsler, 94, of Hendersonville died Thursday, February 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He lived in Dunellen, NJ and Northport, Long Island before retiring to Hendersonville in 1982.

John retired from Grumman aerospace after many years in the airplane industry. He loved gardening, boating, swimming, fishing and traveling in his motorhome.

John will be remembered for his love of life, his cheerful disposition and for his loving devotion to his wife and family and friends. His cup was always more than half full. His marriage was an inspiration and a story of love. He was a long time member and volunteer at Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Hendersonville Library.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Nancy; his three children; daughter, Jan Drechsler of Vermont, son, John and his spouse Candis Drechsler of Iowa, and son, Bruce and his spouse Barbara Drechsler of Texas; his brother, Frank Drechsler of Texas; five grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Trinity Presbyterian Church and all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St., Hendersonville, 28791 or Hendersonville Rescue Mission, PO Box 1512, Hendersonville, 28793.


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  • February 25, 2013
    Jim, Jan & Krystalle Neighbor says:
    We will miss Uncle John--he was a special person and the world is better for his having been in it. We love you all and send our sympathy.

  • February 27, 2013
    Tonia says:
    My condolences to the Drechsler Family. To loose a loved one in death is never easy and death is an enemy that leaves a heart of pain and emptiness. However the Almighty God made provisions to undo the suffering, sickness, pains and to do away with death forever. Jesus Christ showed his power, care and love for mankind when he was on the earth. Very soon the fulfillment of God's word will be realized, and all those asleep in death will be awaken to a life of perfect peace on a perfect paradise earth(John 5:28&29- those in the memorial tombs will hear the voice of his son Jesus and come out; Isaiah 25:8 - Jehovah God will swallow up death forever; Psalms 37:10,11&29- the meek and righteous one will possess the earth and live forever upon it). I hope these scriptures and wonderful promise from God brings you much comfort during this difficult time. Revelation 21:4-Gods promise that death will soon be no more. For more information on the hope for those we have lost in death go to jw.org.

  • March 02, 2013
    Kimberly Drechsler says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends, at this time of loss. Even though I never got to meet my husband's grandfather, I feel I knew him as Jeremy and Bruce talked about him so lovingly. Wished I could have been there with you all. Love Kimberly

  • July 28, 2022
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